Centre should ask Pak to hand over 26/11 accused: Patil

The Maharashtra government on Monday said the Centre should ask Pakistan to hand over to it the 20 accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial.

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Monday
said the Centre should ask Pakistan to hand over to it the 20
accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial.

"We will request the Centre to ask Pakistan to hand
over the 20 accused in that country," Home Minister R R Patil
said after Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab was held guilty in
the 26/11 case.

"Maharashtra government will decide in a day or two on
the issue of appealing against the acquittal of Faheem Ansari
and Sabauddin Ahmed," Patil said.

The two co-accused got benefit of doubt, Patil said.
"We have solid evidence against both."

Asked if the two were framed, Patil said they were
caught by Uttar Pradesh Police which found maps in their
possession.

On the murder probe of accused Ansari`s lawyer Shahid
Azmi who was shot dead at his office in suburban Kurla in
February, Patil said police "once the murder probe is
finished, more things will come to light."

Sabauddin and Ansari were alleged to have prepared the
maps of the terror targets and handed those over to
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

PTI

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